Please Don’t Let My Dad Read This One

Okay guys.

This is kind of embarrassing.

Remember how excited I was when I finally got a flower bed planted?


I had used a lot of dirt from a composting tree stump to help fill it in. Then I sprinkled in about 30 different packets of flower seeds that I found in my seed bucket.

I was so excited to see a few little seedlings started.

But to be honest – I didn’t spend a lot of time studying them – after all – we had a family camp-out, a wedding, Grandpa’s funeral, and the county fair. It was a little busy.

But I would admire the little plants every time I whizzed past. Which was often – since the bed is right beside the door.

Then – I noticed one kind of plant that was getting bigger and bigger. So big it was taking over the bed. I thought the leaves looked familiar – but I couldn’t place them.

Finally – I stopped on my way out to get the mail to study this amazing soon-to-be flower.

Oh dear.

I couldn’t believe it.

This Iowa country gal was growing a bed of button weeds. Otherwise known as velvet leaf.

Not just growing them – I was watering them and protecting them.

How embarrassing.

After all – I spent entire summers when I was a teenager cutting these nasty weeds out of bean fields.

I know how invasive they can be.

I wonder what the farmers thought as they drove in the yard. “Does she know that plant is actually a weed? Is she crazy?”

Well, not quite crazy, yet. Just really busy and more than a little distracted.

But don’t worry – I’ve got them pulled and even found some perennials on sale to fill in the flower bed.

So let’s just keep this embarrassing little slip up to ourselves – okay?!

I’m just glad that my dad doesn’t read my blog posts. 😉


3 thoughts on “Please Don’t Let My Dad Read This One

  1. I had to laugh! When I was first married, I planted a gob of Morning Glorys…so pretty and happy looking…didn’t realize farmer paid my hubby to eradicate it from their fields…oops. Mums the word. 🙂


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